Aston Rowant closed to within one point of leaders Cumnor after a thumping nine-wicket victory over Horspath on Saturday.

Chasing a target of 240, a double-century opening stand between Tim Morgan and Alex Jewell saw them cruise home in the 44th over.

Morgan finished unbeaten on 133, while it appeared Jewell had just missed out on a century when he was out for 99 with the scores level.

However, a check on the scorebook later revealed he had made 102 in the 240 stand.

Earlier, the visitors' batsmen had enjoyed themselves on the excellent track, making 240-6, led by Robbie Eason's 48.

Aston Rowant 25pts, Horspath 6.

Great & Little Tew won for only the second time this season when they defeated Banbury Twenty by 20 runs, but they are still cast adrift at the foot of the table.

Tew batted first and made 239 thanks to useful knocks from Jack Taylor (62) and Tom Maxwell (61), while Michael Thomas (5-43) and Keith Arnold (3-67) bowled well for the home side.

John Wright led Twenty's reply with 55, but they fell short on 219 all out as Lloyd Brock returned figures of 4-59.

Banbury Twenty 9, Great & Little Tew 25.

Cumnor picked up 16 points from their draw with Bicester & North Oxford, but saw their lead cut to just a single point.

Half-centuries from Danny Gaunt and Andy Robertson, well supported by James Douglas (43), helped Cumnor to 241-8.

Spinner Paul Jeacock was the pick of the bowlers with 4-69.

Bicester's reply was spearheaded by Duncan Bradshaw (74), but they finished well short of the target and were forced to hang on for a draw at 208-8.

Bicester & N Oxford 10, Cumnor 16.

Another team happy to hold out for a draw were Banbury 2nd against Oxford 2nd.

Oxford reached 210-9 as Chris Thomas made 67 and Greg Stern 45. The consistent Ollie Murrey returned 5-57.

Banbury lost wickets steadily and were never in the hunt, closing on 113-9.

Oxford 2nd 16, Banbury 2nd 8.

A century from Steve Bates helped Shipton-under-Wychwood to a 56-run victory over Oxford Downs.

Bates made 106 and Tim Senior 44 as Shipton totalled 218-8, Luke List returning 3-17 and Simon Launder 3-31.

Chris Sandbach led the Downs reply with 71, but steady bowling from Ian Lewis (4-29) and Shaun Miller (4-59) saw them fall short at 162 all out.

Shipton 25, Oxford Downs 6